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Your Black News: Haiti School Collapse Kills At Least 82

November 8, 2008 Leave a comment

The death toll from the Friday school collapse in Haiti climbed to 82 on Saturday, with 107 injured, Haiti President Rene Preval reported cited by Haitian Press Network.

Rescue workers found early Saturday 21 bodies in a classroom, all believed to be students from one class.

It is not known how many students were in the school when it collapsed Friday morning, but reports say that anywhere between 500 and 700 children and teenagers typically crowded into the three-story concrete building of College La Promesse.

Most of the students at the school ranged in age from 10 to 20, officials said, but some are younger. Haitian press reports said kindergarten, primary and secondary students attended the school.

The school is in an extremely poor part of town and the roads are nearly impassable. A United Nations helicopter was unable to land in the area [...]

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